BISHOP PAUL JONES 1938 - 1941 ORIGINAL PAIR  OF MANUSCRIPT DIARIES HANDWRITTEN BY A NOTORIOUS EPISCOPAL BISHOP WHO WRITES AN INTENSE FIRST HAND REPORT ON THE 'GATHERING STORM' AND HIS RETURN TO AMERICA
UTAH USA PRE WAR EUROPE 1938 Good+ Manuscript
On offer is a sensational pair  of manuscript diaries handwritten by Paul Jones (25 November 1880 - 4 September 1941) who was at one time the controversial Episcopal Bishop of Utah (1916-1918). The two diaries relate to Bishop Jones' 1938 trip to pre World War II Europe wherein the activist-Bishop made copious notes of his political meetings that ran the gamut of high profile politicians at the time and provide a sensational take from Jones' perspective on the threatening conflict. Traveling throughout Europe Jones details his thoughts and opinions and observations country by country in an old black 3 ring binder, 6" x 8", containing 119 pages, dated 1938: about Nazis, brown shirts, the third Reich, Hitler, Mein Kampf, national socialism in Germany, ship travel, pacifism, peace leaders, the Salvation Army, religion, politics, Chamberlain, England, the Labor Party, Ghandi, India, the league of nations, fascism, political refugees like the Jews fleeing Germany, the Holy Land, lectures by notable people attended by Jones, Marxism, Russia, dictators, etc. The second book, 4 x 7 inches, 90+ pages, is dated September 1st 1938 through to June 28th 1941 and details his travels, meetings, contacts, associations, finances etc. in America after his return from Europe. The two books make for an unparalleled look into the life and thoughts of this famous and to some infamous pacifist and religious leader. BIO NOTES: one online source provides: Paul Jones (25 November 1880 - 4 September 1941) was the Episcopal Bishop of Utah (1916-1918), after the death of his predecessor Franklin Spencer Spalding, a socialist, and a prominent pacifist. He was forced to resign his see in April 1918 because of his outspoken opposition to World War I. Although in 1929 he was chosen as temporary bishop of Southern Ohio while the next incumbent was being selected, he never again held a permanent diocese. In 1933, presiding bishop James DeWolf Perry restored Jones's seat, but not his vote, in the House of Bishops. Paul Jones was born in Pennsylvania in 1880. He attended Yale University and the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was ordained and served a mission church in Logan, Utah. In 1914 he was made Bishop of the Missionary District of Utah. He was an outspoken pacifist, and when World War I began in 1914, he spoke against it. As the war progressed, and when the United States entered the war in 1917, many Americans were vehement in holding that pursuing the war was a moral duty, and opposition to the war was immoral. In the spring of 1918, yielding to pressure, Bishop Jones resigned as Bishop of Utah. He continued to speak out within the Church as an advocate of peace and the Christian renunciation of war, until his death on 4 September 1941. 2. History of St. John's Episcopal Church, Logan Utah: Jones spent the rest of his life advocating for black civil rights, social reform and economic justice. He served as a chaplain at Antioch College and was instrumental in founding the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the Episcopal Peace Fellowship. Just prior to his death, he helped resettle Jews displaced by the Nazis and advocated a more understanding US relationship with Japan.